Publication Ethics
All participants in the process of publication for «Detskie Chtenia» («Children’s Readings»: Children’s Literature Studies), namely authors, reviewers, members of the editorial team, and publishers, have to agree upon the standards of expected ethical behavior. The publishing ethics of «Detskie Chtenia» follows the relevant COPE guidelines and act in compliance with these principles.

General Responsibilities of the Editors and the Editorial Board
Editors of «Detskie Chtenia» are responsible for the decision-making and selection of the submitted manuscripts for publishing. Any discrimination based on the author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology is unacceptable. The selection is carried out based on importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s goals and research interests.

In their decision-making process, all editors should follow the guidelines of the editorial policy.

Editors should strive to meet the readers’ needs and those of authors in the most efficient way, by implementing procedures to ensure the high quality of published material, freedom of opinions, and constantly improving every aspect of the journal.

The Editor submits each paper for evaluation to two anonymous reviewers selected based on their specific expertise and research field relevant to the submission subject.

The Editorial Board’s members should not disclose any information regarding the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, and other editorial advisers. The Editor should set a deadline that is mandatory for the completion of the reviewers’ evaluation. The editorial deadline may be subject to change only upon agreement between the editor and reviewers.

Relations with authors
Presented information must contain sufficient details and references to allow others to verify, replicate, and quote the work. Authors should write their papers according to the editorial rules (Authors’ Guidelines)  available on the website.

Authors should ensure that their papers are original works and represent a result of their research. The works and/or quotations of other authors should be appropriately referred to and marked or quoted in a correct form. Authors should also provide appropriate quotations of works that have influenced their paper (if quoted or mentioned in the article).

The Editorial Board of «Detskie Chtenia» will not accept texts that are submitted elsewhere. Authors should confirm that they have not published the essential research findings in any other scholarly publications. The only exception applies to translations of papers into foreign languages.

In the case of collective authorship, the corresponding author confirms that all the co-authors have approved the paper’s final version and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Authors of the papers are responsible for acquiring appropriate permissions to publish copyrighted pictorial and illustrative material − the journal shall decline any responsibility for the issue of such permissions.

The selection of materials for publication in the journal is not influenced by any political, commercial, or any other non-scientific factors; the only selection criterion is the scientific quality of the submitted materials.

Editorial obligations regarding conflicts of interest
A conflict of interest occurs when an author, reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that prevent impartial perception, peer review, or a decision to publish research results (dual commitments, competing interests, or beliefs). Interests can be financial or personal. A conflict of interest arises in a relationship with an organization or another person.

«Detskie Chtenia» does not require a formal conflict of interest statement. Nevertheless, it is assumed that, when submitting an article to the editorial board of the journal, the author declares that:

• all sources of research funding are indicated in the text of the article.

• there is no commercial, financial, personal, or professional factors that could create a conflict of interest concerning the submitted article.

Otherwise, the author must make an explicit statement of a possible conflict of interest in the text of the cover letter when submitting the article to the editorial board. Also, if there is a conflict of interest, the author may ask to exclude any particular editor and/or reviewer from consideration of the article sent by him.

The same obligations should apply to editors and reviewers working on an article: they must declare a potential conflict of interest that could influence the decision of the editorial board.

The articles must be assessed in an unbiased manner. The presence of a conflict of interest, which is explicitly declared by any of the participants in the peer review process, in itself should not lead to a refusal to publish. The most important criterion for evaluating a manuscript is its scientific quality.